(Quote) Michael-780154 said: My problem is inability to do much more than Skype with my two youngsters (8 and 5, out of state.) I c...
(Quote) Michael-780154 said: My problem is inability to do much more than Skype with my two youngsters (8 and 5, out of state.) I can't get straight answers from their school regarding what they're learning. Haven't seen a report card all year.
Michael, Some of the answers to your questions are legal. I'm not an attorney; you will need to check your divorce decree then possibly consult w/an attny. If you moved out of state, that may have an effect, since divorce laws vary by state. For instance, you should be able to request of the school any records if you have shared custody (not placement, custody. Those are 2 different things.) That would mean report cards.
For an ex-spouse to not share school pictures is just plain wrong and mean spirited. Children do not benefit from those sorts of behaviors. Clinical studies show that children who are functioning most highly after a divorce have parents who can work together for the kids' well-being.
I have 3 children. My eldest lived w/her dad from age 12 to 18 (high school graduation), separately from her sister and brother. There were some stresses but overall, we all have made it work.